Today in History for September 2008
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Events 1 - 14 of 14
7th - The US Government takes control of the two largest largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
10th - The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
13th - Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.
16th - Rentrer en soi announces that they would be breaking up.
17th - The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea
21st - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
21st - President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25.
21st - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.
21st - The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
25th - China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
26th - Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
27th - CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.
28th - SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.
29th - Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.
Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1
29th - Emma Tallulah Behn, member of the extended Norwegian royal family
Weddings 1 - 8 of 8
6th - Singer KT Tunstall (33) weds drummer Luke Bullen in a marquee overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Isle of Skye
13th - "Curb Your Enthusiasm" comedian actress Susie Essman (53) weds real-estate broker Jim Harder (51) at the Friars Club in Manhattan
14th - Former Star Trek actor (71) weds his partner of two decades Brad Altman (54) in a Buddhist ceremony
19th - NBC's The Biggest Loser contestant Matt Hoover (30) weds Suzy Preston (30) at the Grand Lido Negril resort in Jamaica
22nd - TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California
27th - Actress and singer Scarlett Johansson (23) weds film actor Ryan Reynolds (31) at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, British Columbia
27th - "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actress Kaitlin Olson (33) weds actor Rob McElhenney (31) at the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California
28th - American tennis player Mardy Fish (26) weds "Deal or No Deal" model Stacey Gardner at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California
Deaths 1 - 25 of 25
1st - Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
2nd - Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
3rd - Donald Blakeslee, American aviator, led 4th Fighter Group during World War II. (b.1918)
6th - Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917)
6th - Anita Page, silent film vixen, last living attendee of the 1st Annual Academy Awards, (b. 1910)
7th - Dino Dvornik, Croatian singer (b. 1964)
7th - Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)
7th - Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director (b. 1973)
7th - Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian actor (b. 1931)
8th - Evan Tanner, UFC Champion
9th - Warith Deen Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1933)
12th - Bob Quinn, Australian rules footballer (b. 1915)
12th - David Foster Wallace, American author and essayist (b. 1962)
14th - Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)
14th - Domagoj Kapeć, Croatian hockeyplayer (b. 1989)
15th - Richard Wright, keyboardist and founding member of Pink Floyd (b. 1943)
16th - Norman Whitfield, associated with the Temptations (b. 1940)
22nd - Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
23rd - Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)
24th - Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (b. 1918)
26th - Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)
26th - Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)
27th - Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
28th - Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres)
30th - Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singapore Opposition Leader & former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party (b. 1926)